Millie, 2011 by Louise Whelan

image of Millie 2011 by Louise Whelan

Artist's statement

This portrait of my niece, Millie Harrison, captures her sudden mood swing, a mood which can be attributed to her grieving process. Millie, the youngest of four children, lost her father to a sudden heart attack two years ago. Millie can be happy with smiles one minute, then remembering her loss calls out, "I want my dad!". Death is an inescapable part of life.